A Wisconsin man was recently charged with reckless homicide, among other charges, stemming from a fatal car accident in May in Fond Du Lac County. The accused driver apparently plowed into a group of motorcyclists on Highway 151 near Welling Beach Road in Taycheedah, injuring nine of the bikers and killing a 59-year-old man. Days later a second motorcyclist, 43, died from his injuries. The bikers belonged to the Muskegon Motorcycle Gang and were traveling home at the time of the car accident after an MMG-sponsored event.
The accused driver reportedly told police that he couldn’t remember the crash taking place. Authorities allege he was taking two prescription drugs at the time of the car accident. Further, he was said to have been found in possession of syringes.
The family members of the bikers killed in this accident will now face the difficult task of picking up the pieces caused by this tragic car accident. One of the decisions they must make is whether to pursue civil action against the driver accused of the reckless homicide of their loved one. While the criminal case will seek to bring justice for the victim in this Wisconsin car accident, that won’t resolve potential financial burdens placed upon their families.
The other injured motorcyclists will face the same tough decision as they recuperate from their serious injuries. Whatever decision they make won’t bring their loved ones back or take away their injuries, but will hopefully bring them a measure of peace and some sense of justice for a seemingly unjust act.
Source: WOOD TV8, “Driver charged in WI car-bikers crash,” June 5, 2012
Source: Muskegon News, “Second local rider dies after Wisconsin crash,” Phil Dawson, June 7, 2012